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Stock Spams: Another Kind Of Stock Prices Manipulation


This research investigates the market reaction to an information-based manipulation called stock spams. The impact is focused on the liquidity variable which is measured by Amivest ratio. Using the event study methodology on a sample of penny stocks for the period February 2006 through October 2008, our findings suggest positive and significant abnormal liquidities for stocks targeted by manipulators during the event window. Robustness checks were performed using a non-parametric test. These results support the thesis that this kind of manipulation is a very flourishing business that manipulators exploit by simply purchasing stocks at low prices and selling them at higher prices.

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hal-04013218 , version 1 (03-03-2023)



Taoufik Bouraoui, Mohamed Mehanaoui, Bouchaib Bahli. Stock Spams: Another Kind Of Stock Prices Manipulation. Journal of Applied Business Research, 2012, 29 (1), pp.79. ⟨10.19030/jabr.v29i1.7557⟩. ⟨hal-04013218⟩
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